Davron Rajab

Category: Uzbek modern poetry Published: Sunday, 29 September 2013

DAVRON RAJAB is known as a poet and painter. He was born in 1967 in Urgench city, Kharezm region. He studied at an artistic institute. Davron Rajab illustrated more than thirty book-covers. He also studied at Higher Literature Course at the National University of Uzbekistan. Now he works at this University. He is the author of poetry collection “A star like a drop”. His poems were translated into Russian, English and Karakalpak languages. His poems were also included in “Uzbek modern poetry” anthology.

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A man is lost in this house
No, he didn’t pass away in fact.
But it isn’t clear
If he is available or not.
When he goes home randomly
They pretend that don’t see him here
As if people are tired of him
They act that don’t see him once again
He looks like a ghost
Invisible being.

The lost man will leave the house
So as not to frighten children.

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I am a tree
Leaves are my words -
Speaking is a fall.

Never ask my roots
I do not know it
None is able – after all -
To see his heart

Translated by Azam Abidov

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